Given that we have limited resources, what is the best use of our healthcare dollars?Given that we have limited resources, what is the best use of our healthcare dollars? Should expensive treatments be provided to everyone who would benefit from them?
If so, who should bear the costs—for instance, should it be third-party insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or the individuals themselves paying out-of-pocket? There are other important facets to this issue. Should resources be used to provide basic services to the greatest number of people, such as through immunization? Should the drugs be rationed in any way, to keep costs down?
Select an ethical issue such as one of those described above and provide a pro/con comparison of related to the ethics of payment.